User Profile



Male, United Kingdom

Wed 22nd January, 2014

Recent Comments



Serebii commented on The Pokémon Company Wants You To Enjoy Plenty...:

@Sakura There is actually a cool use. In the game, with the Move Tutor you can only teach Pokémon moves that you have obtained from Toy Pokémon in-game. These password Pokémon almost all have rare or powerful moves which opens them up for you to use.



Serebii commented on Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Poké...:

@Kit We're not 100% sure shinies are increased on it yet, but the amount of reports are hard to ignore. When you approach a Pokémon, you get a silhouette as seen in the screenshots rather than an image, so you don't know until the battle.



Serebii commented on It'll be Possible to Catch All 719 Pokémon Us...:

@ZenTurtle The concept of events is to go somewhere for something, and you get the Pokémon as a bonus. Distributing solely online would be counter to this idea. Not to say we don't get them here and there, but it's the concept and The Pokémon Company wish to continue that.



Serebii commented on It'll be Possible to Catch All 719 Pokémon Us...:

I doubt the Mythical Pokémon (Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie and the others) will be included in this.

Thankfully, you can complete your National Pokédex without those Pokémon.

Really though, this is nothing new. They always do this. When FRLG came out, you could then get all Pokémon between RS and FRLG. When HGSS came out, you could then get all Pokémon between DP and HGSS. When B2W2 came out, you could then get all Pokémon between BW and B2W2 (with help from the Dream World).



Serebii commented on Nintendo Patent Hints at Pokémon Standalone C...:

@BLPs This patent is just them registering the process that they used for NFC in Pokémon Rumble U. Every single thing about it is identical to how they run it. However, as that wasn't a much used game, people jumped on this news as if it was a breaking thing.

While they may use the contents of the patent again, what it's for already exists.



Serebii commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Si...:

@BlatantlyHeroic It has nothing to do with my "mindset", it has to do with me knowing Pokémon, the userbase of Pokémon, the fandom of Pokémon and the demographics of Pokémon.

@BLPs, I'm not saying the Wii U doesn't need it, I'm saying that, even if it was doing well, it'd be a horrific business decision. It would have a massively inflated budget and, due to the removal of a core aspect of Pokémon, would have severely diminished sales.
It's also not Nintendo's decision. While they own part of the franchise, they don't control the direction of it. That is done by Game Freak and Game Freak are the ones who have decided that, based on how Pokémon is, it will forever remain handheld for the main games. It's how the franchise is designed and a large part of why it sells.

Also, there has been nothing about a Conquest sequel other than a producer saying it would be nice.



Serebii commented on Weirdness: Slowpoke Reggae Exists, and it's Te...:

To clarify, this is the end of a Slowpoke's Paradise promotion that has been on the official Daisuki Club which focused all upon Slowpoke. It provided streams of episodes, wallpapers etc. and culminated in Slowpoke Day on August 10th.



Serebii commented on Footage and Details Emerge of Mega Audino in P...:

@Yorumi They really do care about "balance". You're making statements and assertions just based upon you not liking what they're doing.

If you want to use Regenerator Slowbro, then do so. These two Megas don't suddenly make the others not exist, they provide a different alternative. Plus, if Mega Slowbro's defense boost is substantial, then having Regenerator on it would be broken and fly in the face of "balance".



Serebii commented on Footage and Details Emerge of Mega Audino in P...:

@Yorumi They truly do know how competitive gameplay works. Yes, Regenerator is awesome, but it's not the be-all and end-all.

Also, most players care about critical hits when it screws them. Don't just dismiss it.

They know what they're doing. You'll see.



Serebii commented on Footage and Details Emerge of Mega Audino in P...:

@Yorumi Pretty sure they know exactly how the game works. Come on.

What these Mega Evolutions do, what almost all other Mega Evolutions, too, is change how a Pokémon is used, not just pander to how it used to be used. You can still use Slowbro and Audino that way.

The way Mega Slowbro will work, with increased Defense, is shrug off those hits considering how bulky it is, and thanks to its increased Special Attack, it'll hit hard.



Serebii commented on First Impressions: The Thieves And The 1000 Po...:

This game was one of the more annoying ones I have covered in my tenure on my site. It NEEDS Streetpass. Without it, you're utterly screwed. You need to have all three starters and lots of them in order to succeed, and to do that you need to StreetPass. Even the play coins won't replenish the Pokémon of the other species, so you need to have a constant access to Streetpass, which isn't easy in the US or the UK, especially when it's Japan only at this point.

To finish coverage, I had to get a Japanese friend camp out at one of the Passing Stations they set up at the Pokémon Centers. He finished it with ease there as it was a constant stream of them.

The fact that it is so StreetPass reliant makes me think it won't make it out of Japan.